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Model Statements



Guidelines for Planning Accessible Meetings and Events

How to minimize surprises by planning ahead to create accessible meetings and events.

Guidelines for Creating Web Content Accessible to All [part of the Fast Facts for Faculty series].
Overviews essential elements for designing accessible web content. Includes information on the benefits of accessible design and How-to instructions for graphics and multimedia, layout and presentation, tables, frames, forms, and applets and scripts.

Invite Participation: Model Statements about the availability of accommodations and assistance on how to use them.

As one of the University’s many diversity efforts, colleges, departments, programs, and student organizations are being encouraged to include statements about the availability of accommodations on their materials.

Statements about the availability of accommodations are a way of inviting individuals with disabilities to participate in creating a more accessible campus. By encouraging advance inquires, you can identify any needed accommodations early so that they can be implemented in a seamless fashion that normalizes rather than draws attention to access.

When you receive questions about accessibility or an accommodation request you may not always be sure how to respond. When that happens get the individual's contact information, make sure you understand their question or request, and let them know you will get back to them shortly. If you need assistance in responding you can contact the ADA Coordinator, L. Scott Lissner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (614) 292-6207 (v) or (614) 688-8605 (tty).

Below, there are four model statements. You should be able to adapt one of the them for almost any situation. However if you have any questions feel free to consult with Scott Lissner. If you wish to include one of the symbols for accessibility with your statement they can be downloaded from the Resources page: Graphic Symbols For Accessibility.


Model Statements


For Events
(To appear on calendars, posters, flyers and other announcements or advertising for the event.)

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability please contact: Michelle McLane at The Ohio State University Mansfield campus Office for Disability Services (ODS) E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Voice: (419) 755-4304 Ohio Relay: (800) 325-2223 Early requests are encouraged. A week will generally allow us to provide seamless access.

On Web Pages (To appear as text on pages if you are not sure of usability) If you have difficulty accessing any portions of this page with adaptive technology, please contact: Michelle McLane at The Ohio State University Mansfield campus Office for Disability Services (ODS) E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Voice: (419) 755-4304 Ohio Relay: (800) 325-2223

On Publications (To appear on catalogs, brochures, and other University publications) If you need to request this information in an accessible format (Braille, digital, tape or large print) please contact: Michelle McLane at The Ohio State University Mansfield campus Office for Disability Services (ODS) E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Voice: (419) 755-4304 Ohio Relay: (800) 325-2223

On Syllabi (To appear on all syllabi) "Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. Please contact Michelle McLane at the Office for Disability Services at (419)755-4304 in room C100G of Conard Learning Center’s ‘Math Lab’ to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities."




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